|Alt names||Logh||source: Wikipedia|
|Type||Town, Civil parish|
|Located in||Cornwall, England|
|See also||West Hundred, Cornwall, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Liskeard Rural, Cornwall, England||rural district of which it was a part 1894-1998|
|Looe, Cornwall, England||urban district of which it was part 1898-1974|
|Liskeard Registration District, Cornwall, England||registration district of which it was part 1837-2007|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
Looe (Cornish: Logh, meaning deep water inlet) is a small coastal town, fishing port and civil parish in the south-east Cornwall, England, with a population of 5,280 (2001 census). Looe is divided in two by the River Looe, East Looe (Cornish: Logh) and West Looe (Cornish: Porthbyhan, meaning little cove) being connected by a bridge. The town is approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of the city of Plymouth and seven miles (11 km) south of Liskeard.
The town is situated around a small harbour and along the steep-sided valley of the River Looe which flows between East and West Looe to the sea beside a sandy beach. Off shore to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore beach, lies the picturesque St George's Island, commonly known as Looe Island.
East Looe was part of the Liskeard Rural District from 1894 until 1898. Looe, combining East Looe and West Looe, was an urban district from 1898 until 1974.
One of the many maps available on A Vision of Britain through Time is one from the Ordnance Survey Series of 1900 illustrating the parish boundaries of Cornwall at the turn of the 20th century. This map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets.
The following websites have pages explaining their provisions in WeRelate's Repository Section. Some provide free online databases.
- GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Cornwall as well as providing 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
- FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date.
- A Vision of Britain through Time has
- organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
- excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
- reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
- More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.